In Search of a Game Changer
Moshe Behar | 17.06.2020
Israel's endgame appears to go beyond de facto or de jure apartheid. Two actions might help avert further catastrophes and maximise prospects for full equality and democracy. First, anti-apartheid mobilizations vis-à-vis Israel/Palestine should embrace a broader anti-war commitment within the region as a whole. Second, ongoing world campaigns for liberalism and individual rights should be woven into notions of federalism, bi-nationalism and collective rights
The emergency lexicon government
Elie Friedman | 09.06.2020
Never in Israel's history has there been a government that is exclusively predicated on the creation of new lexicon, terminology that does not represent any real need, whose central purpose is to maintain and allocate power
If it’s a big enough problem, then apparently it’s a “security problem”
Yagil Levy | 18.05.2020
Securitization is a process in which leaders frame an explicit civil matter as an existential security threat. How has the Corona crisis undergone securitization in Israel? What state apparatuses have helped to normalize this? And what is its significance for democracy?
”We are all Post-Traumatic”: On the Legacy of the First Lebanon War
Shmuel Lederman | 03.06.2020
The commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the withdrawal from Lebanon has given way to a flood of testimonies of the trauma and hopelessness experienced in the mire of the Lebanese mud. It is specifically for this reason that we should remember the pitiful circumstances that led Israel to invade the country of cedars.
Black Lives Matter? On Politics as Cultural Code
Shmuel Lederman | 05.07.2020
Israeli attitudes towards the Black Lives Matter protests is an interesting case study of politics as a cultural code. The positions taken by figures on the various sides of the Israeli political spectrum can, for the most part, be predicted in advance
Coronavirus crisis in the service of a ruthless leader
Assaf David | 01.04.2020
We are living under a quasi-authoritarian regime, headed by a single ruler who is exploiting a real crisis to take unprecedented measures to cement his power, trampling basic civil rights in the name of “fighting the pandemic”
The Palestinian Feminist and the Jewish Candidate
Shmuel Lederman | 29.12.2019
Linda Sarsour, a Palestinian-American activist, has faced criticism for endorsing Bernie Sanders. What does a young woman who fights for people of color have to do with a 78-year-old Jewish man?
Israel-GCC Relations: What is the Price of ‘Regional Peace’?
Katie Wachsberger | 29.03.2020
In light of shared concerns regarding Iran’s growing influence in the region, as well as the threat of radical Islam, Israel has fostered discreet diplomatic and economic relations with several Arab nations in the Gulf. These budding ties have begun to facilitate collaboration in various realms, including cooperation on security measures that often disregard citizen freedoms and human rights.
The Arab Peace Initiative is the First Victim of Trump’s “Deal of the Century”
Elhanan Miller | 03.02.2020
The Arab world is less unified today, and this is evident also in the responses to the “Deal of the Century”. The Palestinians insist on the right to reject the plan, while some argue that passivity might be even more harmful and dangerous
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Palestinians are united in the belief that Trump’s deal is
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02.03.2020 | Elad Ben David
Sheikh Yasir Qadhi from Texas claims a famous hadith on
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The Middle East The Arab Peace Initiative is the First Victim of Trump’s “Deal of the Century”
03.02.2020 | Elhanan Miller
The Arab world is less unified today, and this is
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